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Recently Shane McCann and Kristin Fisher, our US Business Development & Sales agent, visited the mainland to tour several of Belize Sotheby’s International Realty listings. Michelle Lyons, our newest associate, was happy to play tour guide and show them some beautiful properties she is representing.  Kristin and Shane stayed at Michelle Lyons house in Ladyville during the trip and had a blast barbequing  and getting together!

Kristin Fisher and Scott Lyons picking up supplies for the BBQ at Sky City in Ladyville

Kristin Fisher and Scott Lyons picking up supplies for the BBQ at Sky City in Ladyville, Belize.

We stayed at Gecko Bungalow which is a small 2 bedroom casita for rent that is attached the Michelle and Scott Lyons house.

Enjoying the hard labor!

Enjoying the hard labor!

One stand-out listing is located in scenic Crooked Tree Village.

A designated wildlife sanctuary, the village is home to more than 250 species exotic birds, a major attraction for guests who stay at the Crooked Tree Lodge.

If you visit in May, make plans to attend the Cashew Wine Festival which draws locals and tourists from throughout Belize. Try some cashew wine and eat delicious traditional food while listening to music and wandering through the booths selling handcrafted trinkets.

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Crooked Tree Village is considered an island, even though it is on the mainland. A network of lagoons, streams, and marshes surround the village and drain into the Belize River. Enjoy fishing, kayaking, and relaxing on the water.

Make a reservation to stay at the Crooked Tree Lodge, currently listed for $1,200,000. It was built to be a retreat from the hustle and bustle of your typical vacation! Sitting on 11 lush acres and over 1000 feet of waterfront, you’ll be able to spot many of your “must see” birds on your list! Six private cabanas can accommodate 18 guests at one time, plus plenty of space for campers who also enjoy the comforts of Wi-Fi, showers, and the gorgeous lodge. The original owners, who conceived the idea and built the business into what it is today, have created a destination for corporate retreats, family reunions, church & student groups, weddings, various Audubon Society members, and staff from Natural Geographic. Crooked Tree Lodge has even hosted an outdoor concert event, Woodstock style!

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Many repeat guests have contributed to the 5 star rating on Trip Advisor, we invite you to read some of the 180+ reviews! Each cabana is thoughtfully decorated, and all have a spectacular water view from the front deck on each unit. The immaculately maintained grounds include a variety of trees to welcome the birds and wildlife, and also include gardens with pineapples, melons, peppers and even mango trees. Just toss your seeds and watch them grow in the incredibly fertile soil of Belize. Crooked Tree Lodge is nestled in the quaint village known to be one of the premiere bird watching locations in Belize. Tours can be arranged by boat or by land, depending on your guest’s desire.


To expand the business, an affordable 20 acres is also available. If you would like to continue the profitable business model already in pace, the owners will be on hand to offer assistance in every way possible, even as “staff”! If you are not looking for a business, but rather a special getaway for your family, Crooked Tree Lodge is the water front location you’ve been searching for! Stunning lodge for you, cabanas for care takers, cook, maid, and out of town guests, plus a dock for your boat and fishing pole! Expect to hook Tarpon, Snook, Talapia, and even a variety of catfish!


Becoming very well known for it’s relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a fantastic mix of authentic home cooked Belizean and European food, Crooked Tree is also one of the premier birding locations in Belize, popular with wildlife photographers & bird watchers alike! Whether you are looking for a chilled out place to camp for a few days and updated your travel blog, or relax in one of our Cabanas and view the incredible wildlife from your balcony or just lay in a hammock and enjoy the cooling breeze with a cold beer, Crooked Tree Lodge is a home away from home and you will leave with fond memories of feeling like you were part of the family.”

Crooked Tree Village is 3 miles off the popular Northern Highway, and an easy 25 miles from the International Airport. The village has a medical center, shops, restaurants, schools, and police. Everything except hustle & bustle!

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After the trip we all stopped by the Hour Bar and Grill in Belize City before our flight back to San Pedro!  Have to try the food!

For more information on the listing for Crooked Tree please click HERE

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